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their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today they were back on the trail in some key swing states. fox's doug mckelway reports. >> mellow, -- hello, wisconsin! >> reporter: both president obama and challenger mitt romney refocus now on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: wisconsinwas once a state considered a lock for obama, but with polls showing a tightening race the president's appearance in green bay today is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. the former massachusetts governor slammed the president on private sector job creation while continuing to grow the federal government. >> he's been talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name or first and then attacking me day in, day out. attacking me doesn't get people back to work. >>
in maryland after a two-day suspension due to hurricane sandy. in some areas, voters lined up in massive numbers. >> reporter: the lines have been this long at the bowie library all day. it takes voters two to two and a half hours to go through the process. >> i want to vote in the presidential election and question 6 and 7. that seemed really important this year. i want to vote on that, too? some of the voters see the long lines as historic considering the election is not until next week. others say a message is being sent. >> you should not try to keep people from voting. that's for the republicans. most people out here, i assume, are probably democratic voters. >> reporter: the voting days and hours have been extended since two days were lost while hurricane sandy blue through here that may account for some of the huge turnout. over in montgomery county, we stopped by the civic center in downtown silver spring. the lines were not quite as long but voters are seizing the moment to do their civic duty. >> i think it's convenient for people to get it done ahead of time. i can't speak for
momentum? >> well, haley barbour and even karl rove have said that sandy, the hurricane, provided a boost for the president. you know, he suspended campaigning for three or four days. he did the right things. he got overwhelming approval for the way in which he cubbed himself. conducted himself, the embrace from chris christie. all that helped him look more presidential and gave him an aura of leadership and that i tragedy in a way was the october surprise. >> at -- and i think that tragedy in a way was the october surprise. >> we saw them stumble badly after that first debate is. that a cautionary tale heading into tomorrow that maybe their support is not as deep and wide as they thought it was? >> you have to realize they've been running an ongoing campaign. they call it organizing for america which was the successor organization to the 2008 campaign. they feel their ground game, their field operation of the concentration on metrics and turning out people will be enough coupled with early voting. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. ryan and mitt romney will wrap things up in new en
hurricane sandy. let's get to sue palka in the weather center. >> let me show you what we are missing out on. the pictures behind us is d.c. united trying to get the field cleared in harrison, new jersey, where they were going to take on the new york red bulls and had to cancel that game. a lot of fans were up there. they had 2 inches of snow in that area, but it's very heavy and wet and it's still blowing and that is what we don't have to deal with tonight. let me take you to radar. we'll touch on the nor'easter in a moment. what we've had locally is sort of one of the westward bands of our nor'easter and what we have out there is mostly light, occasionally moderate rain. hey, from time to time maybe a little wet snowflake can mix in, but we're in our last few hours of seeing this precipitation and i think it will be gone by morning. we'll take you over to composite radar. it will look like there's a lot more going on here. we are just getting again east of 95 light to moderate rain showers are occasionally a little snow mixing in. if it's vigorous enough it, could dust the ground. that's t
this weekend's marathon. >> plus a weather alert just days after sandy, the storm ravaged northeast is keeping a close eye on another potential storm. >> and gunfire in an upscale d.c. neighborhood. tonight the son of a local tv news anchor is facing charges. >>> but we begin tonight with change of heart from new york city's mayor. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. this evening it became official after outrage continuing to run the new york city marathon mayor bloomberg caved. fox 5's will thomas starts us off in the newoom. what led to this? >> all week organizers said the race would go on. it brings in nearly $350 million to new york alone, but the outcry was too loud. for instance, as many of you know, much of lower manhattan is still in the dark not to mention staten island where the race would have started. hese giant generators are in place for the race to power things like race clocks. the thing is that's enough juice to power up hundreds of homes. >> the city of new york is not going to give up. the city of new york is coming back and this race will d
's time we get a break. first you had superstorm sandy, then the nor'easter and seriously cold temps. gary mcgrady is with us. so, gary are let's hope some warm weather is sticking around.a while. >> will, today we were up to 58 degrees. we're into the 60s for the weekend and at least on monday. it will get cooler after monday. right now, though, we look at satellite picture. it's all fair out there. there are some showers coming into northwestern ohio right now, all indications are that's going to weaken and dissipate. we may see a few high and midlevel clouds early tomorrow morning. the plan for the weekend is this ridge of high pressure really will kind of pump up through the area and keep us protected. that will keep most of the cloud cover going north of us. any chance of rain going to the north of us and maybe more importantly, it will bring in these southerly winds. it will help get temperatures back up to the mild category. i think we're probably going to be up into the middle 60s tomorrow and as we start getting into sunday, we're talking the upper 60s. it would not surprise me on
continue to follow recovery efforts in new york and new jersey. nearly a week after superstorm sandy. we have an update on the situation up north. plus, how sandy could help give the economy a boost. >> and a devastating story from pennsylvania, after a child falls into an exhibit at the zoo. we've got the details coming up next when the news at 10:00 returns. [ mitt romney ] we have toto work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bringeople together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. i'm mitt romney, maryland, it's time. time for marriage equality. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those try
the northeast hitting parts of new york and new jersey already battered by superstorm sandy. the storm dumped rain and snow adding to the misery of hundreds of thousands of people. fox 5's will thomas has the latest. >> recovery efforts across the northeast came to a crawl. consider this. you already had devastation and widespread power outages after sandy rolled through last week. now add snowfall and more outages. also tonight we're getting an idea what the overall damage will cost the region. new york's governor says sandy will cost the region $50 billion in damage and economic loss. new york alone a staggering $33 billion. sanitation trucks use heavy claws to clear huge piles of debris in staten island. this neighborhood a full mile from the ocean dealing with 12 feet of water. >> we've been pumping for three days no, pumped out all the water. we still got residual water downstairs. took out all the walls, flooring and witchen. >> reporter: across the rion hundreds of thousands are still freezing in the dark. >> my daughter is 3 and i bundled her up in blankets and put her in the middle
and green lines. >>> it's been nearly two weeks since the northeast was rocked by superstorm sandy. >> coming up how recovery efforts are going in new york and new jersey. we'll be right back.  >>> the big apple honoring veterans with its annual veterans day parade. thousands of people lined up along fifth avenue showing their support for the men and women who serve this country. included in the parade were several nypd officers and world trade center volunteers. >>> this wasn't your usual sunday gathering in new york. nearly 4,000 rabbis came out in brooklyn today to help with sandy relief efforts. the rabbis traveled to new york from more than 25 countries. >>> tomorrow it will be two weeks since superstorm sandy pounded the northeast. the road to recovery has just begun for the hard hit areas. >> some are still waiting for the lights to come back on. fox's anna coyman has the latest. >> reporter: outage numbers from the power companies can be misleading as to how many people are truly still cold and in the dark. that's because there are tens of thousands of storm rav
victims of super storm sandy. the volunteers got on buses at city hall and went to some of the hardest hit areas like staten island. they are sorting goods, checking on residents, delivering supplies. there are 36 diaster recovery centers in new york city with more to come. >>> while things are improving nearly two weeks after the storm, there are plenty of people who still do not have power. fox's peter doocey has more on why some are running out of patience. >> reporter: almost two weeks after super storm sandy passed through, some people are still without company. the largest company on long island, lipa now being blamed for poor preparation. >> i don't believe what they did was adequate. i don't believe it was right. part of it is the system design and part of it is just their performance and the fact that these utilities are a monopoly. >> reporter: government-owned lipa asked other utility companies for 700 workers to help them restore power but they ended needing 10,000. the companies that lipo contracted to help them clean up the mess said they are doing extremely well. >> we are p
to sandy. >> yeah! >> reporter: and president obama is still speaking to the crowd here. i have to tell you jiffy lube live is packed and every single person in here is on their feet listening to him. they very excited and enthused about his campaign. president clinton said that he's more excited about this one than he was four years ago. so, the crowd will be here as long as the president continues to talk, and it looks like he's getting started. back to you in the studio. >> audrey barnes tonight. thank you. >>> republican candidate mitt romney was also pushing for swing state votes in dubuque, iowa, today. part of his tour of all eight swing states leading up to election day. the pace of his campaign is quicker than the last few days and than it has been in months. romney's message carries everything from generic statements to policy pushes. >> you know what he's going to do in energy, he's going to continue his war coal and gas and my advantage, let's take advantage of our natural resources, they're clean and abundant, we bring jobs back in the country and stop sending hundreds of bott
fishing pier damaged by hurricane sandy. >>> well, before the turkey the traffic jams, aaa expecting more americans driving this thanksgiving holiday compared to last year but with record high gas prices for this time of the year drivers will take shorter trips as households are tightening their budgets. meantime job creators feeling shaky as we speed towards that fiscal cliff. a new survey shows uncertainty among small businesses, only 4% planning to hire new workers in the next six months, a lot of fear due to the automatic tax cuts and spending cuts -- tax hikes and spending cuts after the first of the year. and how would you like this under your christmas tree? a 76-carat diamond accepting at auction for 21.5 mill -- selling at auction for 21.5 million bucks, no necklace or setting included. that's business. i'm neil cavuto.   >> this fox 5 stock market report is brought to you by your lexus dealer. live life heroically. ♪ ♪ [ multiple sounds making melodic tune ] ♪ [ male announcer ] at northrop grumman, every innovation, every solution, comes together
.  >>> president obama made his second trip to the northeast since hurricane sandy. parts of the area are still in n shock after the storm leveled towns and -- in shock after the storm leveled towns and left areas flooded. >> reporter: embracing his role as comforter and chief, president obama toured staten island, parts of which were devastated by hurricane sandy. >> i promise to everybody that i was speaking on behalf of the country when i said we are going to be here until the rebuilt is complete and i meant it. so i'm going to come back today, but i'm also going to be coming back in the future to make sure that we have followed through on that commitment. >> reporter: he visited a fema disaster recovery center which provides hot pleas and showers and offers -- meals and showers and offers victims information about applying for government help, his visit meant to demonstrate the commitment of the government appreciated but some say it's far from enough. >> reporter: what do you want them to do? >> step it up. come down here. put on a pair of boots and gloves and get out of your $800 suit
her reputation is outrageous. >> and in the wake of super storm sandy, the president made his most poignant comments yet on his belief in global warming. >> there have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events here in north america but also around the globe. and i am a firm believer that climate change is real. that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. >> president was also asked wednesday if he briefs he has a mandate. the president says he does and thinks that voters had a clear understanding of the two different paths that both he and mitt romney laid out during campaign. the president added that congress should pay attention to last week's results. in the newsroom, tom fitz gerald, fox 5 news. >>> this is the first press conference he had after being re-elected. before we get to the specific topic, i want to ask you about the president himself. did you think he had a different demeanor or different swagger. >> sean, you are telepathic. you read my mind. i was going to say, he seemed much more relaxed, much more amiable, not the least bit de
be the hottest shopping day of the season. >> and superstorm sandy may put a damper on christmas, details at 11:00. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >>> redskins back from the bye week and ready to tackle the remainder of the season. fox 5 sport director scott smith with what's next for the burgundy and gold. >> it's a battle of 3-16 this sunday when the eagles pay a visit to fedex field, already rumors that nick foles will play for the injured michael vick. mike shanahan is hoping the down time can create an upward trend the next seven games. robert griffin, iii says his ribs are much better after some soreness in the carolina game and a handful of other guys are trying to get back into game speed including pierre garcon. lindsay murphy has the latest. >> reporter: good evening from redskins park. mike shanahan said his team came back eshed, rejuvenated and ready for the second half of the season, but they are struggling and it's not getting any easier down the stretch starting sunday with the philadelp
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